A terrible place to get your car serviced. We brought our 2001 Acura to this shop back in September. We were on our way to DC from Raleigh, NC when our car started to run a little rough. We took it here because it was right off the highway and wanted someone to look at the car before we went on our way. We had to leave the car there because we had an appointment in DC., and it wasn't fixed. We received a call that evening saying that we needed a tune up, 2 ignition coil packs, and a recommendation to do each coil pack for approximately $900. We decided to only have the 2 that were broken repaired for a total of $524.89. The next day, they called and said the car was running beautifully. We made it back to Raleigh, where 3 days later, the car stopped running. We took it to an actual Acura mechanic, where we found out that the spark plug port on the head of the engine was stripped by the meineke mechanic. Now, we needed a new head to the engine. We called Meineke. They said to fax estimates. We did. We waited and waited and waited some more. We heard nothing. We left 7 voicemails with the owner of the shop and heard nothing. We filed a complaint with the better business bureau and Meineke Corporate. This is where the story gets interesting. Meineke management weaved a web of complete and utter lies to the better business bureau and Meineke Management all while still refusing to contact us. This shop is owned by rude and disrespectful people who will only rip you off. Needless to say, VISA sided with us and the money we paid to Meineke was placed back in our account. Do NOT take your car to the Meinke on Parham Road in Richmond, VA.
Editorial Review. More than just mufflers, services include brakes, steering, A/C and basic maintenance like oil change, tune-ups and tire rotation.
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